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Old 07-09-2010, 12:38 PM   #41
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Thanks for all the comments, folks.

I did another (very) short segment on the Today Show this morning (7/9), just before Lady Ga Ga performed her free concert in Rockefeller Plaza and a sudden downpour broke out. I think there's an ancient Mayan legend that says when Lady Ga Ga and the Ultimate Cheapskate appear on the same show in a downpour, the end of time - or at least the end of TV - is at hand.

Interesting debate here re: the pros/cons of coupons, and very reflective of what I found in my cheapskate survey for the new book (i.e. about half of the respondents swore by coupons, and the other half swore about them). In fact, in general, a main theme of the book/survey is that there's often not one "best" way to shop, live frugally, etc. --- too much depends on ones personal situation, locale, lifestyle, etc.

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Old 07-09-2010, 05:55 PM   #42
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FWIW, DW just filled 5 prescriptions for the two of us (total of 6 months' supply of each script) and NETTED about +$50. She is GOOD!

(Full disclosure, the approx. $50 was in various store credits, not cash.)

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Old 07-10-2010, 07:43 AM   #43
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I bought and read your book yesterday . The profile fits me to a tee .
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:45 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by haha View Post
This is my problem with coupons. They enable you to buy even more of the very stuff that you would usually be better off leaving on the shelves. Not many coupons for wild salmon or sea scallops or beefsteak or fresh oranges.

I guess there may be for stuff like toothpaste and Kleenex and tp and tampons and stuff, but I find it less annoying to keep my eye out for these things on sale in the 3 or 4 supermarkets and drugstores in my walk distance.

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Old 07-14-2010, 03:00 PM   #45
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Jeff, I heard you on NPR's Marketplace. Good job shilling the book

Seriously, though, I thought it was well done.
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Great job doing the interview. I will definitely read this book.

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